Disability Tax Credits and Benefits: Parkinson’s Disease

• Up to $40,000 in Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) retroactive tax refunds.

If you or a family member has Parkinson’s, you may be eligible for retroactive refunds from your past 10 years of paid taxes – up to $40,000.

• Up to $90,000 when setting up a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP).

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Contact us for a free consultation – with no obligation. HandyTax works on your behalf to get you (or a family member) a tax refund of up to $40,000 from looking at old tax returns. There is no cost to you unless you get a refund. If we are successful, our fee is 25% of the refund.

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HandyTax has had success in the past helping disabled Canadians with Parkinson’s get retroactive disability tax credit refunds from the Canada Revenue Agency. Tax refunds depend on your personal situation and actual refunds can range anywhere below, $40,000. The entire process takes between 3 and 9 months to complete as communication between the CRA and your qualified practitioner are the source of the varying time periods to completion. If you suffer from Parkinson’s, you may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit.



Introduction

Parkinson’s disease affects millions of people globally, one of the most famous faces being Mohammed Ali. Parkinson’s disease is a condition affecting the nervous system that gets worse over time and affects movement. Developing gradually it can be hardly noticeable, with just a tremor or slight shaking of the hand. But Parkinson’s disease can also cause slow or freezing movement like no facial expressions and no swinging movement of hands while walking.

Parkinson’s disease also affects speech, where you might find the person affected often mumbling. Unfortunately, Parkinson’s disease is a progressive condition that worsens over time. Without a cure, there are a myriad of medications to treat symptoms, and in certain cases, surgery is also an option.

Do you or a family member live in Canada and suffer from Parkinson’s disease? You may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit and other benefits offered by the Canadian government.

Causes

Although the exact cause for Parkinson’s disease is unknown, here are a few causes researchers agree on:

  • Genetics and Environment – some genetic mutations might cause the condition to occur especially if environmental triggers like viruses, infections or toxins are at play.
  • Lack of Dopamine – in people with Parkinson’s disease cells in the brain that produce dopamine die or stop working. Although the cause for this is unknown, this is a trend found in the brains of people affected with the disorder.
  • Lewy Bodies – Lewy bodies are abnormal clumps of protein present in the brains of most people with Parkinson’s disease. Again, the cause of this is unknown.

Symptoms

Parkinson’s disease has many symptoms, the most noticeable of which being the shaking of the hand. However, that’s not the only symptom. Parkinson’s disease also causes slow motion so relatively simple tasks can be hard to do. Muscles can become rigid and cause pain so that even walking can be hard. Stooped posture can occur as the disease progresses. Dementia, loss of automatic movements (like blinking of the eyes) and speech problems are all symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease.

Disability Tax Credits for Parkinson’s Disease

Is Parkinson’s disease severely affecting the quality of your life or that of a loved one? You might be eligible for the Disability Tax Credit under more than one category, including, but not limited to, walking, dressing, feeding, mental functions, elimination (bowel and bladder functions) and vision. Contact HandyTax and talk to one of our friendly representatives today.